Historic Overview Gilbert Desmet I

Rider

Overall Rank141
NameGilbert DESMET I
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth03-Feb-1931 - Roeselare (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Gilbert Desmet (2 February 1931, Roeselare), nicknamed Smetje van Lichtervelde, is a retired Belgian cyclist, professional from 1952 to 1967. In the 1956 Tour de France, he wore the yellow jersey for 2 days, and in the 1963 Tour de France he wore it for 9 days. Desmet won 101 professional courses, including Paris–Tours, La Flèche Wallonne and Four Days of Dunkirk. His best result in the Tour de France was his 4th place in 1962. He finished second in the 1959 Paris–Roubaix.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

La Flèche Wallonne 1964
Paris - Tours 1958
Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 1958
Vuelta a España - stages 1958 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1960 (1)
More results

Seasons

Gilbert Desmet I - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1951 Individual 43 437
2. 1952 Groene Leeuw 8 738
3. 1953 Groene Leeuw 112 276
4. 1954 Groene Leeuw - Huret 235 168
5. 1955 Groene Leeuw 43 476
6. 1956 Bertin - D'Alessandro 1087 30
7. 1957 Faema - Guerra 212 194
8. 1958 Faema - Guerra - Clément 1488 17
9. 1959 Carpano 1034 23
10. 1960 Carpano 1149 28
11. 1961 Carpano 996 37
12. 1962 Carpano 1159 27
13. 1963 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1724 6
14. 1964 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 2092 7
15. 1965 Wiel's - Groene Leeuw 1099 29
16. 1966 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 260 165
17. 1967 Roméo - Smith's - Plume Sport 229 185
18. 1968 Individual 13 463
Overall: 12983 141